What's Letterpress?

Letterpress is a printing technique that involves pressing an inked surface against paper or another material to create a printed image. It is one of the oldest and most traditional printing methods, dating back to the 15th century.

In letterpress printing, a printing plate or type is used to create a raised image on a printing press. Ink is applied to the raised image, and then it is pressed onto the printing substrate, leaving a printed impression.

One of the main characteristics of letterpress printing is the tactile quality of the printed image. The raised surface of the printing plate or type creates a slightly embossed effect on the printed material, giving it a distinct texture and feel.

Letterpress printing is often associated with high-quality, elegant printing, and is often used for invitations, business cards, and other luxury printing applications. It is also popular among artists and designers for its ability to create unique and handcrafted printed pieces.

Today, letterpress printing is often done using modern printing presses and equipment, but it can also be done by hand using a small printing press and traditional printing techniques.

For more information on letterpress printing, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our team of experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you understand the benefits and limitations of this printing method.

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